September 30, 2022

The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Man City ready to offer £60m to sign Phillips from Leeds

Manchester City are ready to part ways with £60million in a bid to land the central midfielder Kalvin Phillipsaccording the sun.

The Leeds United midfielder’s deal with his current agent ended last week, and Europe’s top clubs – including Man City – are waiting to see who will negotiate his next contract.

The 26-year-old is believed to be ready to leave Elland Road despite Leeds being ready to offer him a new contract. Phillips spent 12 years at the Yorkshire club and made 234 appearances, but City boss Pep Guardiola sees Phillips as the perfect starting replacement. Fernandinho.

Guardiola likes Phillips for his dynamic ability to play the No.6 and No.8 roles, and because he counts as a local player for City’s Champions League side entry.

Phillips has also become a key player for England manager Gareth Southgate over the past two years.

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08:00 BST: Some big news to kick off the week – Benfica have announced a deal has been reached with Liverpool for the striker Darwin Nunez for an initial amount of 75 million euros.

ESPN’s Adriana Garcia reported on Sunday that Liverpool have agreed to break their transfer record to land the 22-year-old striker in a deal that could be worth up to €100m, if €25m in add-ons are made. reached.

A statement from Benfica said: “The agreement provides for the payment of variable remuneration, so the overall amount of the sale could reach the amount of 100 million euros.

“The aforementioned agreement is contingent on the signing of the player’s sports employment contract with Liverpool FC.”

Liverpool saw competition from Manchester United and Arsenal to sign Nunez, who is moving to Anfield on a five-year deal.

The transfer could have an impact on the future of Sadio Manewhich has sparked interest from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool turning down two offers from the Bundesliga champions for the striker.

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– Manchester United and Liverpool lead a number of clubs – including Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Leicester City and Everton – in pursuit of 16-year-old Udinese rising star Simone Pafundi, according to the Sun. Pafundi made his Udinese first-team debut last month, becoming the first player born in 2006 to do so, and has been called up by Italian boss Roberto Mancini for a training camp. However, his age gives Spanish teams an advantage: English clubs cannot sign young Europeans before the age of 18 because of Brexit.

– Chelsea are set to bring in the talented American keeper Gabriel Slonina in London since the Chicago fire, according to fabrice romano. The Blues were close to capturing Real Madrid’s target in January but failed to secure a deal down the line. Now, however, having returned to the race to sign him, Chelsea have overtaken the Spanish and European champions as favorites to land the 18-year-old. Madrid saw a bid for Slonina turned down last week, and Chelsea are believed to be able to offer more for the highly-rated youngster.

– Marseille have inquired about the possibility of taking the left-back from Arsenal Nuno Tavares on loan, according to the Sun. Tavares joined the north London club for £7.2million from Benfica last summer but has been inconsistent, and now the French side believe they have a chance of landing the 22-year-old for the entire 2022-23 season. Arsenal, meanwhile, have contacted Bologna over the signing of a highly-rated Scotland international Aaron Hickey.

– Juventus rebuild for 2022-23 season and target Argentina international Maria’s Angel and Shakhtar Donetsk star David Neres, according to Calciomercato and A Bola. Juve lost Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi, and Di Maria is considered a primary target. The 34-year-old could be unveiled this week, although Barcelona are also in the hunt. Neres, 25, is another target, but the ongoing war in Ukraine makes signing the Shakhtar Donetsk star a little trickier. The winger joined the Ukrainian side in January for €15m from Ajax.

– LAFC is about to reveal the arrival of a 37-year-old defender Giorgio Chielliniaccording fabrice romano. The former Juventus legend has reportedly completed his transfer to MLS, and an official announcement is looming on Monday. Chiellini has terminated his contract with Juve and opted to play in America rather than retire, and he joins a side currently top of the Western Conference after 14 games.